Formula 1 2011 Japanese Grand Prix

data

2011-10-09
15
Suzuka Circuit
Jenson Button BUT
Sebastian Vettel VET
Jenson Button
lap 52 - 1:36.568
BUT

The 2011 Japanese Grand Prix was won by Jenson Button of McLaren.
Despite being on pole position in Japan, Sebastian Vettel could not convert this into a win.

The race in Japan was round 15 of 19 of the 2011 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 9 October 2011 06:00 GMT (raceday).

Partly Cloudy
rain
73.93°F
40%
2.47 mph
116°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 53 1:30:53.427 25
2 53 +1.160 18
3 53 +2.006 15
4 53 +8.071 12
5 53 +24.268 10
6 53 +27.120 8
7 53 +28.240 6
8 53 +39.377 4
9 53 +42.607 2
10 53 +44.322 1
11 53 +54.447 0
12 53 +1:02.326 0
13 53 +1:03.705 0
14 53 +1:04.194 0
15 53 +1:06.623 0
16 53 +1:12.628 0
17 53 +1:14.191 0
18 53 +1:27.824 0
19 53 +1:36.140 0
20 51 +2 Laps 0
21 51 +2 Laps 0
22 51 +2 Laps 0
23 50 +3 Laps 0
11 Wheel 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:30.466
2 Jenson Button McLaren +0.009
3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren +0.151
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari +0.338
5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari +0.420
6 Mark Webber Red Bull +0.690
7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes +1.650
8 Bruno Senna Renault +1.831
9 Vitaly Petrov Renault +1.779
10 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber +1.914
11 Adrian Sutil Force India +1.997
12 Paul di Resta Force India +2.280
13 Rubens Barrichello Williams +2.613
14 Pastor Maldonado Williams +2.758
15 Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso +2.761
16 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso +2.961
17 Sergio Pérez Sauber +4.238
18 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus +4.988
19 Jarno Trulli Lotus +5.048
20 Jérôme d'Ambrosio Virgin +5.973
21 Timo Glock Virgin +6.041
22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT +7.380
23 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
24 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT

driver positions through the laps

2011 Japanese Grand Prix

The 2011 Japanese Grand Prix (formally the XXXVII Japanese Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race that was held on 9 October 2011 at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. It was the fifteenth round of the 2011 Formula One season and the 37th time the Japanese Grand Prix had been held. The 53-lap race was won by McLaren's Jenson Button, after he started from second on the grid. Fernando Alonso finished in second place for Scuderia Ferrari, and Sebastian Vettel completed the podium, with third, for Red Bull Racing.

Vettel had started the race in pole position alongside Button, whom he had marginally outqualified. The two drivers were the only two within mathematical contention for the title. Button attempted to overtake Vettel at the start of the race, yet was pressured towards the grass by Vettel which resulted in him losing his second position to third-placed starter Lewis Hamilton. Vettel was passed by Button in the second pit-stop phase, and was then passed by Alonso in the third. Hamilton slipped back from second to fifth, predominantly in the pit-stops; debris from a collision between himself and Felipe Massa caused a safety car period in the race. The second Red Bull of Mark Webber finished in fourth position.

As a consequence of the race, Vettel secured the World Drivers' Championship for the second year in succession, having only required one point prior to the weekend to be declared World Champion. Button remained in second place on the standings after his victory, extending the gap over third-placed Alonso to eight points. In the World Constructors' Championship, Red Bull's championship lead over McLaren was cut to 130 points, with Ferrari a further 96 points behind in third position.


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